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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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sone ko ham kalandar
aate hain bori bandar. . .

Yes, one of the very well known landmarks of Bombay (now Mumbai). And a very historic landmark at that. A lot has changed over the decades, but let us talk about the origins first.

As I searched for the meaning of the word Bori Bunder, I came across the following definition – a storage house for sacks; translating ‘bori’ as the sack made from jute thread, and ‘bunder’ identified as a variation of ‘bhandaar’ i.e. a storage house. This latter meaning is incorrect in my opinion. Some people who want to populate the Wikipedia and write with a modern mindset, probably are not aware that there are things called dictionaries for Hindi also. A quick check shows that ‘bunder’ (बंदर) is short form of ‘bundergaah’ (बन्दरगाह) which means a seaport, where ships come and stay for some time.

So anyways, coming back to the original thread. The claim for fame for Bori Bunder is that it is the first railway station built in India, and from where the first passenger train service was started on 16th April, 1853. This last Thursday, 16th April, the country celebrated the 167th anniversary or let us say, birthday of the Indian Railways as an organization. This post has been in the making good part of the past week. And so belated wishes to all, and especially to our fearless leader. 🙂

Yes, a lot has changed since that fateful date in 1853. The original Bori Bunder station was rebuilt in a much larger format. The construction started in 1878 by a railway company founded in London – Great Indian Peninsula Railway and it took 9 years for the work to complete on this magnificent Gothic style buiding. In 1888 It was inaugurated as, to honor the milestone of 50 years of the reign of Queent Victoria, the then monarch of England. The initials VT (for Victoria Terminus) are still in widespread use in the local parlance in Bombay. Then, more than a century later, in 1996, the then current state government in Maharashtra renamed this iconic heritage site as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, in the honor of the valiant Maratha leader and king Chhatrapati Shivaji, who established the Maratha Empire.

Ah but, I digress again. Let’s get back to the original thread. April 16th. The year is 1853. The first war of Independence (1857) is still four years hence. Time is 3.30 pm in the afternoon. A train waits on the Bori Bunder station – the boiler all steamed up, the smoke from the coal fires in the heart of the rising from the chimney of the locomotive, a band all ready to pom-pom, and a row of 21 cannons all set for the firing salute. The bands start to play. The 21 gun salute is initiated. There is a hurrah – approx 400 passengers on the train and an equal or more number on the platform. At 3.35, the crankshaft starts to chug, the train starts to move slowly, and picking up speed, slithers out of the station, all 14 carriages of it. The destination – a small town named Tanna, a distance of 21 miles north east from Bori Bunder. The train left at a fair clip of about 20 miles per hour, and completed the journey in just about one hour plus. And the history was recorded – that the first rail service in India, which carried passengers. Certainly a very significant red letter day in the history of India.

As I said, lot has changed. So has Tanna – it is now called Thane.

So, I did mention ‘passenger rail service’. Yes, the train tracks have been around in India since as early as 1835. Prior to the 1853 trip, all the train projects in India were related to haulage of construction material, timber and goods etc. Many of these earlier rail services were not even driven by locomotives, but in some places by horses, and even men. I garnered and edited the below summary from www.irfca.org which is the official website of the Indian Railways Fan Club – Ah yes we do have a fan club for railways – it was news to me too. 🙂

1832 First proposal for a railway in India, in Madras. This remained a dream on paper.
1835-1836 A short experimental railway line is constructed at Chintadripet, near Madras, which later became the Red Hill Railroad.
1837 The first operational railway in India – the Red Hill Railroad near Madras, used for transporting granite stone.
1838 Likely date of first locomotive built in India – an Avery design rotary engine built for the Red Hill Railroad.
1840s Various proposals for railways in India, especially around Calcutta (EIR) and Bombay (GIPR).
1844 R MacDonald Stephenson’s “Report upon the Practicability and Advantages of the Introduction of Railways into British India” is published.
1845 A railway is in operation near Rajahmundry for conveying construction material and stone for irrigation works and a dam across the Godavari.
Survey work carried out for Bombay-Kalyan line and an extension up the Malay Ghat for proposed connections to Khandwa and Pune.
May 8: Madras Railway Company is formed.
East India Railway company is formed.
1849 Great Indian Peninsular Railway incorporated by an Act of Parliament.
1851 Locomotive Thomason is used for construction work in Roorkee, beginning on December 22. Construction begins of an “experimental” section of track (Howrah-Rajmahal) for the proposed Calcutta-Delhi link via Mirzapur (EIR).
1852 Construction of a line out of Bombay begins, and a locomotive, Falkland, begins shunting operations on February 23. The line is ready by November, and on the 18th of November, a trial run of the Bombay-Thane trip (35 km) is held. (Some accounts suggest another locomotive, Vulcan might have also been used for shunting operations here.)
The Madras Guaranteed Railway Company is formed.
1853 On April 16th, at 3:35pm, the first train in India leaves Bombay for Thane (see above for details). Initial scheduled services consist of two trains each way between Bombay and Thane and later Bombay and Mahim via Dadar.
Madras Railway incorporated; work begins on Madras-Arcot line.
1854 On August 15th, the first passenger train in the eastern section is operated, from Howrah to Hoogly (24 miles). The section is soon extended to Pundooah. Howrah station at the time is simply a tin shed with a small booking office, and a single narrow platform.
By May, GIPR Bombay-Thane line is extended to Kalyan and is a double tracked line; inaugurated by Lord Elphinstone. Dapoorie viaduct is completed.
GIPR opens its first workshops at Byculla.
Stations are classified into 4 groups on some railways, according to traffic and the proportion of European and Indian passengers.
1855 BB&CI Railway incorporated, and begins work on a Surat-Baroda line.
Thane-Kalyan line extended to Vasind on the north-east.
February 3: EIR’s “experimental” track for a Calcutta-Delhi route now consists of a Howrah to Raneegunje (Raniganj, collieries near Asansol) section of 121 miles.
August: EIR 21 and 22 (‘Express’ and ‘Fairy Queen’) begin work. The Fairy Queen is still working!
HMS Goodwin carrying railway carriages for East Indian Railway Co. sinks. Another ship carrying a locomotive is mis-routed to Australia.
1856 Royapuram – Wallajah Road line constructed by the Madras Railway Company
Jul 1: The first train service in the south begins, from Royapuram / Veyasarapady (Madras) to Wallajah Road (Arcot) (approx. 100km) by the Madras Railway Company.
A combined Loco, Carriage and Wagon Workshop is set up by the Madras Guaranteed Rly. (later part of the MSMR) at Perambur, near Madras, later to become the Carriage and Wagon Workshops of SR (and the Loco Workshops at Perambur).
Sind (later Sind, Punjab and Delhi) Railway is formed, a guaranteed railway.
GIPR line extended to Khopoli via Palasdhari on the south-east. Regular services are now run from Mumbai to Vasind and from Mumbai to Khopoli. Stations opened at Dadar, Kurla, Titwala, Badlapur, and Neral.
1858 Eastern Bengal Railway and the Great Southern of India formed (guaranteed railways).
June 14: Khandala-Pune section of GIPR open to traffic. The 21km gap over the Bhore ghat (Karjat – Khandala) is crossed by palanquin, horses, or on foot. In some cases the passenger cars were also carried over each way.
1859 On March 3rd, the first train in the north was operated, from Allahabad to Kanpur (180km).
BBCI Railway obtains permission to extend its lines southwards from Surat, and opens its Grant Road terminus for its proposed line from Surat.
Eastern Bengal Railway begins construction on Calcutta-Kushtia line (175km).
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway formed, with 5% guarantee from the government.
1860 Bhusawal station set up by GIPR.
Vasind-Asangaon line opened.
1861-65 Several (about a dozen) railway companies are incorporated.
Various early experiments with providing passenger amenities such as toilets, lights, etc. These naturally tended to be introduced first in the First Class carriages and only later in the lower classes of accommodation.
Sind and Punjab Railway is engaged in construction of a northward line from Karachi, a Lahore-Multan line, and a Lahore-Delhi line.
Kanpur-Etawah section opened.
1861 Madras Railway’s trunk route from Madras extended to Beypur / Kadalundi (near Calicut). Work begins on a north-western branch out of Arakkonam.
Great Southern Railway of India completes 125km BG line between Nagapatnam and Trichinopoly. (Some sources suggest the line was till Tanjore, and extended to Trichinopoly by March 1862.)
Churchgate station opened by BBCI Railway as its new terminus for Bombay.
January 1: GIPR’s Kasara line opens (extended from Asangaon).
May 13: Karachi-Kotri section of the Scinde Rly. opens to public traffic, the first section in the region that would later become Pakistan.
1862 Feb. 8: Jamalpur Loco Works established.
Khanderao, the Gaekwar of Baroda, opens 8 miles of an NG railway line from Dabhoi towards Miyagam. Oxen were used as the motive power!
EIR’s Delhi-Calcutta route progresses as far as the west bank of the Yamuna, via Mughalsarai. Sahibganj Loop.
Sealdah station commissioned.
Bhore ghat incline constructed, connecting Palasdhari to Khandala.
November: EBR’s Calcutta-Kushtia line open for traffic.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway’s 45km line from Calcutta to Port Canning is constructed.
Amritsar-Attari section completed on the route to Lahore.
The Indian Branch Railway Co. formed to construct short branches and feeder lines in northern India, with a 20-year subsidy but no guarantee.
The Indian Tramway Co. is formed for building short lines around Madras, also with a 20-year subsidy. This suffered losses later, was reorganized to become the Carnatic Railway and finally was taken over by the South Indian Railway.
Two-tier seating is introduced in Third Class (on EIR, GIPR, etc.) as a measure to alleviate overcrowding. A typical coach carries 50 passengers on the lower seats, and 70 on the upper level, nearly doubling the capacity of the already overcrowded third-class coaches. These were the first double-decker coaches to be used in India, and perhaps in the world (?).
Madras Railway extends its lines to Renigunta.
GSIR’s Nagapatnam – Trichinopoly line opened to traffic.
1863 May 14: GIPR line from Bombay across the Bhore Ghat to Pune constructed.
BB&CI Railway completes Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad line.
EIR completes Arrah bridge over the Sone.
Port Canning – Mutlah line opened by the Calcutta & South-Eastern R Railway.
Nalhati – Azimganj 4′ gauge line built by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
First luxury carriage in India is built for the Governor of Bombay.
1864 August 1: First train into Delhi. Through trains run between Delhi and Calcutta; coaches are ferried on boats across the river at Allahabad.
Bombay-Surat line completed by BB&CI Railway.
Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantt. branch added by Madras Railway; Bangalore Mail begins running.
First proposals for (horse-drawn) trams in Bombay.
1865 Sind and Punjab Railway’s Multan-Lahore-Amritsar line is completed. Works begins on line from Delhi to Amritsar.
BB&CI completes Bombay-Ahmedabad rail link.
Yamuna bridge at Allahabad opened, allowing EIR trains to cross over without using ferries.
Arakkonam-Conjeevaram 3’6″ line built by the Indian Tramways Co.
Kasara line extended to Igatpuri over the Thull (Thall) ghat.
GIPR timetables show ‘local trains’ separately for the first time. These are in the sections to Mahim and Kalyan.
Alambagh Workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly. (formerly the Indian Branch Rly. Co.).
Howrah station gets a second platform.
1866 Railway Branch formed in Central Public Works Department.
Delhi and Calcutta are linked directly by rail as the completion of the Yamuna bridge (road and rail) in Delhi allows the trains to reach what later became Delhi Junction. The 1 Dn / 2 Up Mail begins running — this is the predecessor of the Howrah – Kalka Mail.
Bhusawal-Khandwa section opened.
W. Newman & Co. begins publishing the “Newman’s Indian Bradshaw” for train timetables in India.
Indian Branch Rly. Co. begins construction of Lucknow-Kanpur light MG line.
1867 Virar – Bombay Backbay suburban service commences (BB&CI); one train in each direction each day.
Some Indian locos are sent overseas for the Abyssinian expedition.
GIPR branch line extended to Nagpur; Bhusawal-Badnera section opened.
EIR branch line extends from Allahabad to Jubbulpore (Jabalpur).
Lucknow-Kanpur line opened by the Indian Branch Railway Co.
1868 Madras Railway extends its network (with a new terminus at Royapuram) to Salem, and also finishes the Jolarpettai – Bangalore Cantonment branch.
November: Sind, Punjab, and Delhi Railway’s line towards Amritsar from Delhi (Ghaziabad) is open for traffic up to Ambala.
Calcutta and South-Eastern Railway, having suffered extensive losses on their Sealdah-Canning line because of floods and other problems, decide to transfer the line to the government in return for capital costs, becoming the first railway to be taken over by the state.
GSIR’s line reaches Erode, connecting to the Madras State Rly.
Charbagh workshops set up by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Rly
1869 GIPR locals extended from Mahim to Bandra.
Jan. 25: Runaway train on the Bhore Ghat derails and crashes after failing to be stopped by a catch siding, and is made (in)famous by pictures in the Illustrated London News.
Total trackage in India is about 4000 miles.

Whew, and this is just the highlights from the first three decades of railway establishment activity in the country. Covering the entire history just in highlights will take probably 8 to 10 such posts. I will pause here and present some current statistics. By the way, after the partition, GIPR was reorganized and packaged as the Central Railway of the Indian Railways.

Currently, the Indian Railway system is the fourth largest in the world today, with over 68,000 km of route coverage, with running track length of 87,040 kms. The total trackage including yards, sidings etc. stands at 113,993 kms. It is the largest single employer in the country with over thirteen lac employees. In terms of passenger volumes, I had read in an article some years back, that at any given point in time, 1% of our country’s population is riding in trains. That, my friends, is a massive number. By that measure, I am sure the Indian Railway system is the largest in the world.

The most important highlight for the members of this blog is that this blog manages the Mechanical Workshop of North East Railways, in Gorakhpur. 🙂 🙂

Coming to the song presented with this post. A brief background. The idea about this song was shared with me, during my search for the song “Khud Jiyo Auron Ko Bhi Jeene Do” which had been requested by Nahm ji. In course of my search, as I was checking the Films Division sources, another input that I got was that there are two songs which were also produced by Films Division, relating to Indian Railways. And possibly these songs are also in the voice of Rafi Sb. I checked with other friends in my circle, especially the Rafi Sb specialists. They confirmed that they have heard about these two songs but the songs themselves have not been traced so far. Later, when Ahsaan Bhai (of Hapur) passed on to me the song that Nahm ji had requested, he confirmed that Films Division does list two documentaries about Indian Railways which possibly could contain these two songs. But the documentaries themselves are not available.

I then turned to my friends in the Railways itself. Of course, Atul ji is the first person I sent request to help trace these documentaries. And the next person I talked with is Shri KL Pandey ji, the retired additional member of Rail Board. Readers and friends would be more familiar with him as the person behind the monumental work he has done to identify the classical raag basis of Hindi film songs. To date, he has cataloged more than 18 thousand Hindi film songs with complete raag analysis. He referred to his network inside the rail ministry, and then quickly sent me the link to the web site of the Indian Railways Fan Club. This fan club has unearthed the original Films Division documentaries, and has published them on its web site.

About this song. It turns out to be in the voice of Mahendra Kapoor and not Rafi Sb. The songwriter and the music director is Prem Dhawan. It is a long song, almost 9 minutes in duration. I could not ascertain the date on this documentary. The Films Division archives page says the database is not available. My guess is that this documentary would have been made sometimes uin 1974-75 time frame.

The shutdown of the complete rail services is in progress currently, in step with the nationwide lockdown on account of the COVID-19 infection spread. Some parts of media have highlighted this as the first ever time that the railways have been shut down totally. However, this is not a true statement. Some parts of media have also recalled the one solitary occasion in the past, when a similar total shutdown had occurred.

In May of 1974, there was a total strike called by the coordination committee of all the trade unions of railway employees. The strike was led by the late George Fernandes, a senior leader of the Socialist party. That strike had lasted for 20 days from 8th to 27th May of 1974, that was the first and the biggest disruption of countrywide services of the railways. Never before, under any emergent circumstances had the complete railway system been shut down. I have memories of those hot days of the summer of 1974, when the rail service across the country had been shut down, and that was the major topic of discussion at home and in the newspapers. This documentary was most probably created just after this strike, so I guess it must have been in 1974 or 1975 at the latest.

A big salute to the entire Indian Railways – the lifeline of our country. That theme is highlighted in this song. The visuals are from more than four decades ago. But the intent and the message of this song remains unchanged. A rare and marathon song, Mahendra Kapoor at his typical best. Enjoy.


Song – Ye Hai Wo Gaadi, Desh Ki Gaadi (Mahendra Kapoor NFS) (1970s) Singer – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Prem Dhawan, MD – Prem Dhawan

Lyrics

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ek hain wo jo desh ki khaatir
chaand pe pahunche jaate hain
aur doosre hum hain
bani cheezon ko aag lagaate hain
ye kaun hain desh drohi jo
iska satyanaash karen
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
mere bhaaiyo yaad rahe
har samay ye saath nibhaati hai
roz marra ki cheezon ko
yahaan wahaan pahunchaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

jab dushman hamla karta hai
jab dushman hamla karta hai
to desh pe vipda aati hai
yehi wo gaadi veeron ko
seema par le jaati hai
jab zakhmi bhai hotey hain
to unke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
ye paapi dekho kaise hain
jo jeevan hatya karte hain
inhin ki kaali kartooton se
laakhon bhai marte hain
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
marne waale chale gaye
par vipda in par aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

laakhon log jo is ke zariye
apna pet bhi bharte hain
raat aur din ki mazdoori se
beewi bachche palte hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ki sewa karte hain
injan gaadi line ho dabba
laakhon rupaiye lagte hain
in par kharcha karne waale
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap bhi hain
aur aap bhi hain
aap ke khoon pasine se
jab desh ki unnati hoti hai
desh ki unnati honay se
khushali desh mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
ye bhi dekho maa ke laal
jo desh ka haath bataate hain
apna khoon bhi dene mein
ye kabhi nahin ghabraate hain
in ki sewa sachchi hai
jo desh ke kaam mein aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

kaam bhi kar lo
naam bhi kar lo
duniya se kya le jaana hai
khaali haath hi aaye the
aur khaali . . .
[. . .]
. . . waahe guru
aur eesa sabka saathi hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
chhota bada ho
koi bhi kaisa
sabke kaam ye aati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
uttar dakshin
poorab pashchim
sabko saath milaati hai
ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi
sabka saath nibhaati hai

ye hai wo gaadi
desh ki gaadi

ye hai wo gaadi. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

एक हैं वो जो देश की खातिर
चाँद पे पहुंचे जाते हैं
और दूसरे हम हैं
बनी चीजों को आग लगाते हैं
ये कौन हैं देश द्रोही जो
इसका सत्यानाश करें
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
मेरे भाइयो याद रहे
हर समय ये साथ निभाती है
रोज़मर्रा की चीजों को
यहाँ वहाँ पहुंचाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
जब दुश्मन हमला करता है
तो देश पे विपदा आती है
यही वो गाड़ी वीरों को
सीमा पर ले जाती है
जब ज़ख्मी भाई होते हैं
तो उनके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
ये पापी देखो कैसे हैं
जो जीवन हत्या करते हैं
इन्हीं की काली करतूतों से
लाखों भाई मरते हैं
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
मरने वाले चले गए
पर विपदा इन पर आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

लाखों लोग जो इसके ज़रिये
अपना पेट भी भरते हैं
रात और दिन की मज़दूरी से
बीवी बच्चे पलते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश की सेवा करते हैं
इंजन गाड़ी लाइन हो डब्बा
लाखों रूपइए लगते हैं
इन पर खर्चा करने वाले
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप भी हैं
और आप भी हैं
आप के खून पसीने से
जब देश की उन्नति होती है
देश की उन्नति होने से
खुशहाली देश में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
ये भी देखो माँ के लाल
जो देश का हाथ बटाते हैं
अपना खून भी देने में
ये कभी नहीं घबराते हैं
इनकी सेवा सच्ची है
जो देश के काम में आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

काम भी कर लो
नाम भी कर लो
दुनिया से क्या ले जाना है
खाली हाथ आए थे
और खाली ॰ ॰ ॰
[॰॰॰]
॰ ॰ ॰ वाहे गुरु
और ईसा सबका साथी है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
छोटा बड़ा हो
कोई भी कैसा
सबके काम ये आती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है
उत्तर दक्षिण
पूरब पश्चिम
सबको साथी मिलाती है
ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी
सबका साथ निभाती है

ये है वो गाड़ी
देश की गाड़ी

ये है वो गाड़ी॰ ॰ ॰

 


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Blog Day : 3523 Post No. : 14148

“Ajeeb Ladki” (1952) was directed by Mohammad Ehsan for Tajmahal Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Rehman, Naseem Bano, Cuckoo, Shashikala, Agha, Jayant, Shyam Kumar, Shakuntala, Samson, Kathana, Bakshi, A K Sagar, Munshi Munaqqa etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the ninth song from “Ajeeb Ladki” (1952) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

This song is an inspirational song where the protagonist hopes to change the world with his new found enthusiasm. Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Suno na logon raag puraana (Ajeeb Ladki)(1952) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai

din ka sooraj
raat ke taare ae ae
sab hain saath hamaare
din ka sooraj
raat ke taare ae ae
sab hain saath hamaare ae ae
soye jaga do
bhaag laga kar
sachhaayi ke naare
sachhaayi ke naare
jhooth ke is andher nagar se hamko nikalna hai
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logo raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki humen taqdeer badalna hai
humen taqdeer badalna hai

poorab pashchim aag lagi hai
jalta hai jag saara aa aa
poorab pashchim aag lagi
jalta hai jag saara
aao zara is gham se dila den
duniya ko chhutkaara
duniya ko chhutkaara
pyaar ke shamma leke andheri raat mein chalna hai ae
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
suno na logon raag puraana
chhed do mil kar naya taraana
duniya waalon ki hamen taqdeer badalna hai
hamen taqdeer badalna hai


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3479 Post No. : 13978

The blog activities have picked up pace quite a bit in this new year. Almost all contributors are quite active. I hope this pace is sustained, and does not peter out like the enthusiastic short term flings of the resolutioners. Gajendra ji had commented that it generally is a euphoria that lasts about a week into the new year. But in this case, ‘रब नजर ना लगाए’, we seem to be going great guns for over three weeks now. So far, it portends all good for the continuing activity. Now only if responses in the comments column also pick up pace. 🙂

Greetings to all readers and friends, on the occasion of marking the Republic Day event of our country.

In the notes exchanged with Atul ji over the past week, it comes about that the 1966 film ‘Sushila’ is just one song short of being a Yippeee film on the blog. And quite fortunately, the remaining song in the list is actually very appropriate for the celebration of 26th January. Scrambling to locate this song, we are unsuccessful to find it posted online. And so the quick decision was to upload the song, post it for 26th January celebrations and in the process add one more to the list of Yippeee’d films.

In the process of realizing this plan, as I checked the songs folder for this film in my collection, I was in for a very peculiar surprise. I checked and checked again with the Geet Kosh and also with the list of songs available on the blog. There had to be an error somewhere. Actually, the songs folder in my collection was showing one song extra than the 6 songs that are supposed to be there. Checking with Geet Kosh, the number seems to tally. Our Yippeee films lists also shows this film as being one song short. So how come I have an extra song.

My first reaction of course was that another song has been inserted in this folder by mistake. I took a chance and called up my collector friend to check. He said that the song (the extra song I was enquiring about) belongs to this film. In confusion, I completed the call, without asking him another important question – who says it is?

In confusion, I resorted back to the Geet Kosh. And it just struck me to check the corrigenda of volume IV. And as I did, I find that this ‘supposed’ extra song does exist for this film. The corrigenda entry lists this song, as one more song for this film, which is missing from the main Geet Kosh listings.

So the silver lining to this confusion cloud is that this film has seven and not six songs – one more unheard song to enjoy. Ah yes, but there is also a cloud to this silver lining – that this film cannot be yippeee’d today. So, there. 🙂

Today’s song is written by Jaan Nisar Akhtar, and the music is by C Arjun. The singing voices are of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar accompanied by chorus. I haven’t had the opportunity to see this film. The manner in which the song is presented, it appears that a teacher is singing this song, accompanied by a group of school students. The teacher is telling about the glory and the history of India, and then she poses a query to the students, to tell briefly about some of the great people of our country. Apparently, the students take turns to sing out a brief introduction to certain great leaders of our country, past and present.

At the end of the song, the teacher takes over once again, and tells the students about the continuing problems and social ills, and then exhorts them to become the great leaders of the future, and help to address these problems.

The issues mentioned, were valid for the 1960s, and sadly, they continue more aggravated-ly, even fifty years later. It seems as if the human progress continues, in many aspects and many spheres of life. But apparently, these social evils are a given constant in the society. Nothing seems to have the power to effect any change in status quo. These issues have been discussed in ancient texts, in the teachings of great men over the ages, and continue to seize the time and attention of the leaders today. And that is all I have to say about this situation.

Enjoy this rare song from the mid 1960s, that apparently went out of circulation for quite some time in the interim.

Once again, greetings for a Happy Republic Day.

Song – Satyamev Jayate Satyamev Jayate  (Sushila) (1966) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mnageshkar, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – C Arjun
Chorus

Lyrics

bharat ke hum rehne waale
bharat hum ko pyaara hai
is dharti ka maan badhaana
pehla farz hamaara hai
is dharti ka maan badhaana
pehla farz hamaara hai
sadiyon ke itihas ne humko
raaz yahi batlaaya hai
desh ki jis ne sewa ki hai
wohi bada kehlaaya hai
desh ki jis ne sewa ki hai
wohi bada kehlaaya hai
aise mahaan insaanon ke
naam zara batlaao to
desh ki khatir kis ne kiya
kya kaam zara batlaao to
desh ki khatir kis ne kiya
kya kaam zara batlaao to

chandragupt samraat ke jiska daur sunehra daur hua
daur sunehra daur hua
mulk tha apna tukde tukde
ek bana kuchh aur hua
mulk tha apna tukde tukde
ek bana kuchh aur hua
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

amn ka khud paighaam ho jaise
naam ashok e azam ka
naam ashok e azam ka
aaj bhi chakra nishaan hai
apne tirange parcham ka
aaj bhi chakra nishaan hai
apne tirange parcham ka
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

akbar jis ne maanavta ka
farz sikhaana chaaha tha
farz sikhaana chaaha tha
hind ki saar kaumon ko
ik kaum banana chaaha tha
hind ki saar kaumon ko
ik kaum banana chaaha tha
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

tipu jisko naam watan ka
jaan se apni pyaara tha
jaan se apni pyaara tha
jisne aage badh ke videsi taaqat ko lalkaara tha
jisne aage badh ke videsi taaqat ko lalkaara tha
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

naam hai zinda laxmi bai
jhansi ki maharani ka
jhansi ki maharani ka
hum ko jisne sabak diya hai
himmat ka qurbaani ka
hum ko jisne sabak diya hai
himmat ka qurbaani ka
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

veer bhagt singh desh pe jis ne
apne ko qurbaan kiya
apne ko qurbaan kiya
chadh kar jis ne sooli pe
azaadi ka ailaan kiya
chadh kar jis ne sooli pe
azaadi ka ailaan kiya
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

neta wo subhash ke jin se
andolan ki mauj chali
andolan ki mauj chali
kaandhe par ik jhanda le kar
azaadi ki fauj chali
kaandhe par ik jhanda le kar
azaadi ki fauj chali
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

bapu bin hathiyaar jinhon ne
jung ladi azaadi ki
jung ladi azaadi ki
jin ke kaaran hum ne dekhi
aaj ghadi azaadi ki
jin ke kaaran hum ne dekhi
aaj ghadi azaadi ki
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

nehru apna pyara  rehbar
jis ne har balidan diya
jis ne har balidan diya
saare jag ki nazron mein
is desh ko ooncha maan diya
saare jag ki nazron mein
is desh ko ooncha maan diya
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate satyamev jayate

goonji hai awaaz samay ki
waqt ke hain paighaam bahut
aage aage karna honge
hum ko tum ko kaam bahut
kab tak aakhir aur sahen
is gurbat is bekaari ko
khatm abhi karna hai hamen
dualat ki zaaradaari ko
zaat ke bandhan cheez hain kya
kyon doori apne beech rahe
desh mein koi dukh kyon jhele
kyon ye oonch aur neech rahe
tumko bhi kal badh ke
apne baagh ki khushboo ban’na hai
bachcho ik din tumko gandhi
tumko nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

gandhi ban’na hai
nehru ban’na hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
भारत के हम रहने वाले
भारत हमको प्यारा है
इस धरती का मान बढ़ाना
पहला फर्ज़ हमारा है
इस धरती का मान बढ़ाना
पहला फर्ज़ हमारा है
सदियों के इतिहास ने हमको
राज़ यही बतलाया है
देश की जिसने सेवा की है
वही बड़ा कहलाया है
देश की जिसने सेवा की है
वही बड़ा कहलाया है
ऐसे महान इन्सानों के
नाम ज़रा बतलाओ तो
देश की खातिर किसने किया
क्या काम ज़रा बतलाओ तो
देश की खातिर किसने किया
क्या काम ज़रा बतलाओ तो

चन्द्रगुप्त सम्राट के जिसका दौर सुनहरा दौर हुआ
दौर सुनहरा दौर हुआ
मुल्क था अपना टुकड़े टुकड़े
एक बना कुछ और हुआ
मुल्क था अपना टुकड़े टुकड़े
एक बना कुछ और हुआ
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

अम्न का खुद पैगाम हो जैसे
नाम अशोक ए आज़म का
नाम अशोक ए आज़म का
आज भी जिसका चक्र निशां है
अपने तिरंगे परचम का
आज भी जिसका चक्र निशां है
अपने तिरंगे परचम का
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

अकबर जिसने मानवता का
फर्ज़ सिखाना चाहा था
फर्ज़ सिखाना चाहा था
हिन्द की सारी क़ौमों को
इक कौम बनाना चाहा था
हिन्द की सारी क़ौमों को
इक कौम बनाना चाहा था
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

टीपू जिसको नाम वतन का
जान से अपनी प्यारा था
जान से अपनी प्यारा था
जिसने आगे बढ़ के
विदेशी ताक़त को ललकारा था
जिसने आगे बढ़ के
विदेशी ताक़त को ललकारा था
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नाम है ज़िंदा लक्ष्मी बाई
झाँसी की महारानी का
झाँसी की महारानी का
हमको जिसने सबक दिया है
हिम्मत का कुर्बानी का
हमको जिसने सबक दिया है
हिम्मत का कुर्बानी का
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

वीर भगत सिंह देश पे जिसने
अपने को कुर्बान किया
अपने को कुर्बान किया
चढ़ कर जिसने सूली पे
आज़ादी का ऐलान किया
चढ़ कर जिसने सूली पे
आज़ादी का ऐलान किया
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नेता वो सुभाष के जिन से
आंदोलन की मौज चली
आंदोलन की मौज चली
कांधे पर इक झण्डा ले कर
आज़ादी की फौज चली
कांधे पर इक झण्डा ले कर
आज़ादी की फौज चली
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

बापू बिन हथियार जिन्हों ने
जंग लड़ी आज़ादी की
जंग लड़ी आज़ादी की
जिन के कारण हमने देखी
आज घड़ी आज़ादी की
जिन के कारण हमने देखी
आज घड़ी आज़ादी की
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

नेहरू अपना प्यारा रहबर
जिसने हर बलिदान दिया
जिसने हर बलिदान दिया
सारे जग की नज़रों में
इस देश को ऊंचा मान दिया
सारे जग की नज़रों में
इस देश को ऊंचा मान दिया
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते सत्यमेव जयते

गूंजी है आवाज़ समय की
वक़्त के हैं पैगाम बहुत
आगे आगे करना होंगे
हमको तुमको काम बहुत
कब तक आखिर और सहें
इस गुरबत और बेकारी को
खत्म अभी करना हाई हमको
इस दौलत की ज़ारादारी को
ज़ात के बंधन चीज़ हैं क्या
क्यों दूरी अपने बीच रहे
देश में कोई दुख क्यों झेले
क्यों ये ऊंच और नीच रहे
तुमको भी कर बढ़ के
अपने बाग की खुशबू बनना है
बच्चो इक दिन तुमको गांधी
तुमको नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

गांधी बनना है
नेहरू बनना है

 


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

One more film to add to the list. Today’s Yippeee film is ‘Hamaare Gham Se Mat Khelo’ from 1967. Being a film of relatively recent vintage, I am surprised that I am not able to find this song online. This song was heard fairly frequently on the radio in those days, but it seems to have dropped out of the collective memory.
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This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

“Aadmi aur Insaan” (1969) was directed by Yash Chopra for B R Chopra Films. The movie had Dharmendra, Mumtaz, Saira Bano, Feroz Khan, Ajit, Iftekhar, Johnny Walker, Randhawa, Madan Puri, Achla Sachdev etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie songs and a regular contributor to this blog.

Today, India is celebrating the 64th anniversary of freedom from the British rule. A movement that lasted almost 100 years – starting with disjoint uprisings against the Britishers, and the first coordinated war of independence in 1857, the struggle and resistance was carried forward by many stalwarts across the entire country. There was the nationwide resistance movement through political and social disobedience. Besides, there were other complementary movements, that added impetus to this struggle for freedom. Groups of young people, charged with the objective of bringing to end the oppressive reign of an alien government, came together in various cities in different parts of the country, and conducted local resistance and struggle. Kundan, the 1955 production from Minerva Movietone, depicts one such group of young men, as a subplot to the main theme and story of the film.
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